Blogfest 2012 is here! Come win some prizes!

Hello friends! Welcome to Blogfest 2012! This year has been really busy for me. How about you? So, I’m making this Blogfest’s contest super, super easy. Are you ready?


Would you like to win a signed copy of my latest release, Accelerating Circumstances?

Okay, here’s all you have to do. Each chapter of Accelerating Circumstances opens with a quote to hint at some of the meaning of the story ahead. I’ve picked out five of those quotes below. All you have to do is find out who said each quote and send it to me in an email to So, what do you think? Is that simple enough? Does it sound fun?

1)  “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”


2)  “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”


3)  “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


4)  “Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.”


5)  “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”

Okay, so who said each quote? You can do this guys! 🙂 One print book will be mailed out to one lucky winner. Of course, if you visit my blog much, you will know I never have just one winner. The results will be announced on Monday. Good luck!


FYI friends: All email addresses used to send answers will be kept strictly confidential and used for no other purposes than this contest. I do have a newsletter I send out. If you would like to sign up, send a separate email to the address above with NEWSLETTER in the subject line. Thanks so much!


Also, there are many blogs involved in all the fun. Go visit some more and win loads of good stuff! 🙂

A full list of participating blogs:

A few chosen off that list you might want to go to now:


Thanks for stopping by, friends! 🙂

Giveaways ALL Summer Long!

Okay friends,

Last Summer, I gave away free books every Friday. I had so much fun that I decided to get back into the giving spirit this Summer. To make it just a little more interesting, the picks will be completely random. It could be any day at any time for as many people as I decide. You like that? It’s going to be super fun!

To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is “like” my facebook page. Fans will be randomly selected from my page. It’s that simple and that fun. Good luck! Drawings will being tomorrow! 🙂!/pages/Destiny-Booze/152893818389

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Win a copy of THE CURSE OF A MIND today!

What has been the happiest moment in my writing career so far? Find out in my interview with Kay Dee Royal today! We’ll be talking about me, my book and anything else you want to chat about, so come on by!

I’m also offering a chance to win a copy of my latest release The Curse of a Mind!

Winners, winners, winners!

Are you participating in my Fun Summer Giveaway to win one of my books? Look at all the winners so far!

1. Robyn McClinchey

2. Elizabeth Jo Cottingham

3. Betty Kay Jones

4. Gabrielle Jones

5. Krista Steichen

6. Kari Harris-Elg

7. Ellen O’Neill Wolfe

8. Angela Sparrow

9. Linda Dowhaniuk

Congratulations, ladies! This is so much fun! Giveaways are every Friday! For a chance to win, all you have to do is “like” my Facebook page.

Before the contest ends, I am going to throw in advanced review copies of my upcoming November release, Accelerating Circumstances!


Here’s the blurb:

Jenny is different. She can read people’s minds.

At age seventeen, Jenny Reid was arrested for killing her own mother. There was no evidence that an intruder entered the house. No one believed her as a teenager when she tried to tell them how she felt the killer’s rage saturated within the walls, that she knew the presence of evil had been there. The police thought she was crazy, not psychic.

A conviction was never made in the case due to lack of evidence. Jenny is still the sole suspect, but now, she is doing something about it. She’s on the right side of the law, an FBI agent determined to finally find justice for her mom.

Two men stay by her side—William, her partner, a darkly intense agent with a scary past and Nate, a bad boy with too much charisma to be a good thing. But, no man will keep her from finding out the truth about her mom. The time has come to set things right.

Nothing will stand in her way. She’ll come up close with evil again and face the ultimate choice—kill or be killed in these ACCELERATING CIRCUMSTANCES.

Fun Summer Giveaways Every Friday!

I’m having fun summer giveaways every Friday from June 21-September 23, 2011 on my facebook page!

Check out the details:

Happy Summer, friends!  I have a gift for you! Starting the first Friday of summer, I am giving away a free .pdf copy of one of my books every week to one of my Facebook followers. If you don’t follow me, be sure to go over and hit my “like” button. 🙂 Winners will be announced every Friday! I will also be throwing in one or two signed print books over the summer! That’s happening every Friday, folks! I sure hope you go by and take your chance at winning!

Welcome to May’s Character Interview Blog Bash!

Win a signed copy of Altered Beginnings by Destiny Booze! Here’s all you have to do…Have fun reading this character interview, then email Robyn at with the answer to this question: What does Jason Altarez think about while lying in bed at night?

This contest will be ongoing for the whole month of May! Don’t forget to ask Robyn for the complete list of participating blogs in the May Character Interview Blog Bash for even more fun interviews and opportunities to win fantastic books! 🙂

Leigh Lawson (Of both African American and Caucasian heritage, she is attractive and pretty. She has a dark complexion, long black hair and dark eyes.) – Once a troubled girl with a drug addiction, she returns home a grown woman with her life back on track. Her life gets turned back up side down when the police recruit her to work undercover to bring known mobster and drug seller Freddie Garrett to conviction.

Jason Altarez (A gorgeous guy with light brown or dirty blond hair longer than his shoulders, blue eyes, and a large smile.) – He is a popular reporter in Nags Head. As soon as Leigh gets into town, he approaches her. He’s obviously chasing her, but is he really interested in her or just her story?

Emma Combs (With a fantastic figure, auburn hair and plenty of time invested into her fashion, she is absolutely beautiful.) – She thinks of herself as a perfectionist. She and Leigh were best friends in high school. It is uncertain whether they will be able to rekindle that relationship.

Shawn Branscom (He is very sexy with short and neat brown hair, blue eyes and a great shape.) – Known to let his temper flare at the drop of a hat, he is a cop with a new promotion to the narcotics team. He’s a little gruff, but he has a definite soft spot for Emma that he is unable to hide.

1. Let’s begin by having everyone tell us a little about him or herself.

Jason grinned and leaned forward in his chair. “Shall I go first? This is a little weird. I’m usually the one asking the questions.” He looked thoughtful as he ran a hand through his light brown hair, the front falling right back where it began. “Well, I’m a reporter. I work hard. At work, they call me Ice because I refuse to give up on a story, which happens to be my biggest strength, but probably my biggest weakness as well. In my free time, I spend time with my family. I like playing basketball, swimming and sailing.”

Leigh stood to pace behind her chair as she answered. “My life is really complicated. I’m not sure how much you want to know. I was raised by the Branscom family. My teenage years were pretty bad, and they eventually kicked me out of the house. I decided to leave town…”

“…without telling anyone. Everyone thought she was dead,” Emma added.

“When I got back into town, I wasn’t exactly well received. So, that’s pretty much it. I’m just trying to make things right, but I’ll be fine. I’m tough,” Leigh said in a soft voice.

Emma went next. “I’m the manager of my parent’s hotel. I love my job. When I’m not there, I’m usually working out. I’m very ambitious. My greatest weakness would have to be that I’m a perfectionist.”

Shawn sat with his back perfectly straight, looking gruff and uncomfortable. “I’m a cop. I don’t have much time for anything else,” he said, sounding defensive as if he dared someone to argue.

Emma turned toward Shawn. “Your strength is your confidence. Your weakness is you get arrogant and your temper, of course.”

He gave her a look that wasn’t easily defined.

2. Anyone currently dating?

“No,” Jason said, still grinning. “The last time I had a serious relationship was in college. She was older and graduated before me. I haven’t heard from her since.”

Leigh still stood. “I’m not dating now. My ex-boyfriend was a drug dealer, my drug dealer actually.”

Emma just shook her head in answer.

Shawn did the same.

3. Do you believe in love at first sight? What are your views on sex in a relationship? Does love and sex have to come together?

Jason actually laughed. “Wow, what a question. I do believe in love at first sight. That’s kind of embarrassing. And, I would hope that any girl sleeping with me has feelings for me, so yes.”

Leigh began pacing again. “No and no.”

Emma shrugged. “I haven’t really thought about it.”

Shawn fidgeted, looking absolutely miserable. “That’s really a crazy question. I don’t know.”

4. When you lie in bed at night, what do you think about?

For the very first time, Jason momentarily paused. “I think about what I want in the future,” he said, his eyes sliding over his shoulder to Leigh.

“I try not to think,” Leigh said with a voice that was a bit uneven. She sounded shaky or perhaps on the verge of laughter.

“That’s easy,” Emma said. “I think about everything I have to get done the next day.”

Shawn smiled slowly. “I can’t say what I think about.”

5. Last question guys: what would it surprise people to know about you?

“A lot,” Jason said and laughed. “If I had to pick one thing, it would probably be my family. It’s big. I have three brothers and two sisters. There are six of us all together. We’re a very close family, and most people don’t see me as a family guy.”

Leigh sat back down. “That I’m alive.”

Everyone laughed.

When things grew quiet, Emma said, “It would surprise people to know that I’ve made many mistakes in my past that I’m not proud of.”

Shawn just shrugged. “I don’t know.”

From the author: I hope you enjoyed getting to know the characters of this book a little better. I had a ton of fun doing this interview! To learn more about ALTERED BEGINNINGS, visit

May 2011 Character Interview Blog Bash!

FYI: Something big is coming up in May!

ATTENTION ALL READERS: Who wants to join in some scavenger hunt mayhem and fun for the month of May? Learn more about me and your other favorite authors, their works and their wonderful characters in a Character Interview Blog Bash! Great prizes to be won, as well! Please email Robyn at if you would like to participate and she will put you on a contestant list, or keep checking here for links and dates for this fun event!

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? According to, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

To help raise awareness about this disability, I’m giving away a signed copy of my newest release, The Curse of a Mind to one lucky winner that can answer as many questions about my books as possible. I bet you can figure out the answer to the first question right away. 🙂 For the others, it’s perfectly acceptable to give your best guess! Either send me your answers to or leave me a comment with your answers. Just be sure I have your email address in case you win! Good luck!

1.  In The Curse of a Mind, Chris’s adult brother, Garrett suffers from which developmental disorder?

A.  Aspergers

B.  Mental Retardation

C.  Down Syndrome

D.  Autism

2.  In The Curse of a Mind, what is Chris’s full name?

A.  Chris Chambers

B.  Christopher Chambers

C.  Christine Chambers

D.  Christy Chambers

3.  In The Curse of a Mind, which member of her investigative team wants her job?

A.  Leon

B.  Elliot

C.  Ricky

D.  Aidan

4.  In Altered Beginnings, how many siblings does Jason Altarez have?

A.  one

B.  three

C.  four

D.  five

5.  In Altered Beginnings, what is the name of Freddie’s hit-man?

A.  Robert

B.  Shawn

C.  Nate

D.  Slick

6.  In Predetermined Endings, why are Shawn and Emma fighting at the beginning of the story?

A.  They are fighting over money.

B.  Emma wants Shawn to move in with her, but he wants her to move in with him inside his apartment.

C.  Emma doesn’t like Shawn’s job as a cop.

D.  Shawn thinks Emma dresses too sexily.

7.  In Predetermined Endings, what is William’s pet name for Angelica?

A.  Angel

B.  Sweetheart

C.  Honey

D.  Baby

This contest is open from April 11-14, 2011. Winners will be announced April 15th! Again, good luck. Look here for some other participating bloggers in this important event. There are many more prizes to give away!

The Follower Blog Hop Winners!

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!

Here are the official winners to the 2011 Follower Blog Hop! (Pulled straight from the hat ;))

1.  Online Name: SiNn…for an autographed copy of The Curse of a Mind!

2.  Online Name: Cindi…for a free .pdf copy of Altered Beginnings!

3.  Online Name: Melissa…for a free .pdf copy of Predetermined Endings!


Because there were so many entries, I decided to give away a few more free .pdfs! Here are the unofficial winners for a free .pdf copy of one of my books!

1. Online Name: Quetzi

2. Online Name: Vonda

3. Online Name: Kristi

4. Online Name: Judy

5. Online Name: Donna

Congratulations everyone! Thanks to everyone for participating! I hope everyone enjoyed it!

Also, for those of you that didn’t win this contest, you could win a free signed copy of  The Curse of a Mind on Goodreads. The drawing dates are now until March 8th! Here’s the link:

Welcome to the 2011 Follower Love Giveaway Hop!

Hello and welcome! Right off, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of my followers! You mean so much to me.

Here’s how I’m going to show my gratitude. From Tuesday, February 8th to Sunday, February 13th, you could win one of the following:

1.  An Autographed copy of The Curse of a Mind

There’s no hope. The killer is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds…

2. A .pdf copy of Altered Beginnings

Leigh Lawson returned to Nags Head, North Carolina after four years with a huge shock. Everyone thought she was dead…

3. A .pdf copy of Predetermined Endings

Rogue FBI Agent William Pierce knows that he is going to hell. Then, he meets Angelica. He wonders if, just maybe, she can save his soul…


Winning is easy. There are two ways you can win any of these prizes. 1. Request to be added to my mailing list by sending me an email to, or 2. Join my facebook page at Easy enough, right? Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know you’ve sent me an email or joined my page, or you can even do both! Also, let me know which book you’re most interested in! 🙂

FYI: If you happen to all ready follow me on Facebook and you’re signed up for my mailing list, then I love you bunches and you will be entered automatically by leaving me a comment here!

Thanks so much, followers! I love you guys! Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day! There are many other wonderful giveaways and blogs joining this hop if you want to win even more great stuff. Here they are:

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